In a ten-minute span this morning, my son caught a frog on a hike, I found out I was the first-place winner in the One Book, One Chicago flash fiction contest, and I found out my mother-in-law will be living with us for a few weeks.
The lineup for the event on Thursday, October 13 is as follows:
6:30pm – reception begins, doors/bar opens at Stop Smilin
(1371 N. Milwaukee)
7:00 – Annie Tully brief welcome, introduces readers from contest.
– 3rd place, Claire Bartlett
– 2nd place, Beau Golwitzer
– 1st place, Robert Duffer
7:25pm- break for drinks, etc.
7:35 – JC Gabel introduces readers, each individually before they read, 5-10 minutes each
– Achy Obejas
– Jaswinder Bolina
– Natalie Moore
– Stuart Dybek (10-15 minutes)
8:15 – panel discussion with four above writers
8:35 q&a w/ audience
9pm – close
I’m as excited as if I caught my own frog.